United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) presented all from the three testing planes Irkut MC-21-300 on the MAKS 2019 (Zhukovsky Airport, ZIA). UAC unveiled the interior of the plane with the business class and economy class very first time. Project MC-21 cost 7 billions USD since started.
New Russian plane is challenging the Airbus A320 NEO and Boeing 737 MAX 8. Technical parameters (range, capacity, TOW, atc) of all aircrafts are very similar. Expected price of the one piece of the MC-21-300 is “only” 90 mil USD. One aisle (narrow body) accommodate max 211 passengers in one class configuration. First delivery and commercial operations is planed for the 2021. First flight was made on May 28th, 2017. Plane is developed in two version MC-21-300 and MC-21-200.
MC-21-200 (tail number 73054) is designed with business class, economy class, toilet, kitchen and technical compartment. All seats are created by Zodiac Aerospace. Economy class seats “Dragonfly” are very light and weight of the one row (3 seats) is 27 kg. Seat pitch in business class is 36 inches and 32 inches in economy class. In the backside of the cabin is technical compartment with monitoring equipment. Kitchen and toilets are also included for demonstration.
- Widest aisle (22.5 inches) in the narrow body category
- Big windows – similar with wide body planes
- Wider toilet module
- Backside of the toilet is spreadable for easy access with the stretcher
- Overhead bin digital remote locks
- Advanced lightening (night sky, morning sky, atc)